Successfully lead large projects with the master's degree in management with a specialization in project management.

The Master of Science in management with a specialization in project management from University of Maryland University College allows you to develop advanced business management skills while building expertise for project management certification.

About the Management Master's Degree with Project Management Specialization

The project management specialization curriculum is aligned with certifications from the Project Management Institute. Your courses will include project risk management, project procurement management, and advanced project methods, while core management courses will give you the tools you need to take on leadership roles in today's workplace. You'll complete a capstone project in an industry you select to gain experience and learn relevant skills you can apply immediately in the workplace.

What You'll Learn

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Initiate, plan, track, and close projects
  • Manage the schedule of a complex project and conflicts that arise
  • Perform quantitative analyses and manage risks involved in complex projects
  • Coach and mentor employees
  • Manage culturally diverse work environments
  • Assess performance at the individual, group, and organization levels

Coursework Examples

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to

  • Complete a team project using cash flow analysis, scheduling projects based on resource availability, resource leveling, expediting projects, quantitative risk analysis, and techniques for estimating actual versus expected project duration and cost
  • Proactively manage issues that adversely impact the successful scope, scheduling, control, and completion of a project

Management Master's Degree with Project Management Specialization Requirements

Our curriculum is designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars. You'll learn theories combined with real-world applications and practical skills you can apply on the job right away.

Master's - specialization Courses

Introductory Course

  • UCSP 615
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

We also recommend UCSP 605 if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills.

Core Courses

  • MGMT 630
  • MGMT 640
  • MGMT 650

Core Rules & Recommendations

  • You can take MGMT 610 and MGMT 615 instead of MGMT 630.
  • MGMT 630 or MGMT 610 must be taken within the first 6 credits.
  • MGMT 640 and MGMT 650 should not be taken at the same time.
  • If you don't have recent statistics experience, take UCSP 630 before MGMT 650.
  • If you lack a recent background in finance or accounting, you should take UCSP 620 before MGMT 640.

Specialization Courses

  • PMAN 634
  • PMAN 635
  • PMAN 637
  • PMAN 638
  • PMAN 639
  • PMAN 641
  • PMAN 650

Specialization Rules & Recommendations

  • PMAN 634 is a prerequisite to all other PMAN courses and must be taken as the first specialization course.
  • MGMT 640, TMAN 625, or ITEC 640 (or an approved course in finance) and MGMT 650 (or an approved course in statistics) must be taken before PMAN 635.
  • PMAN 635 must be taken before PMAN 637, PMAN 639, and PMAN 650.

Capstone Course

  • MGMT 670

Capstone Rules & Recommendations

  • You must complete 24 credits, including all core requirements, before enrolling in MGMT 670.

Other Requirements

  • You must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher at all times.
  • All degree requirements must be fulfilled within five consecutive years.
  • Any transfer credits must have been earned within the five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate degree.

Student Clubs and Organizations

Business and Management Club

Type: Academic club
Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate

This club allows students to network and discuss their shared interests with one another and their faculty members, enabling them to learn more about the field.

Program Accreditation

Global Accreditation Center LogoThe Master of Science in Management specialization in Project Management is accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC). The GAC and PMI logos are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. For the full list of PMI's legal marks, please contact the PMI Legal department.

Quality Assurance Recognition

Individuals who complete this program earn project management education hours required to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP) Credential Examination or the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Exam.